Military Alphabet Explained

Have you ever spelled your name over the phone and had the other person question certain letters?  For instance, “did you say D as in Dog?”  Now imagine you’re conducting a military operation where each letter is part of a coordinate used to target the enemy.  Any confusion could get someone killed.  The military alphabet solves this problem by clearly labeling each letter with a word:

A:  AlphaMilitary alphabet over a radio
B:  Bravo
C:  Charlie
D:  Delta
E:  Echo
F:  Foxtrot
G:  Golf
H:  Hotel
I:  India
J:  Juliet
K:  Kilo
L:  Lima
M:  Mike
N:  November
O:  Oscar
P:  Papa
Q:  Quebec
R:  Romeo
S:  Sierra
T:  Tango
U:  Uniform
V:  Victor
W:  Whiskey
X:  X-Ray
Y:  Yankee
Z:  Zulu